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Forum staff reports, Published February 17 2011

USA Curling Nationals: Team Lank advances to finals

Patti Lank has advanced to her fourth consecutive women’s national finals.

Team Lank earned a 6-5 victory against Team Pottinger in the first round of the page playoffs Thursday at the USA Curling National Championships at Scheels Arena.

The women’s gold-medal draw is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Team Pottinger remained alive, despite the defeat. Team Pottinger will play Team Potter in the semifinals at 4 p.m. today. The winner of that draw will advance to the finals against Team Lank.

Team Potter earned a 9-4 win, in nine ends, against Team Brown to eliminate team Team Brown from the playoffs.